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If you see signs of autism or other delays between 12-15 months, would you recommend waiting for testing or proceeding?


Early identification and intervention provides the child’s best hope for reaching his or her potential. Thus, the best approach is to refer the child for evaluation right away. Even if the child does not have an autism spectrum disorder, there may be other developmental concerns that benefit from prompt intervention.



Janet Farmer, PhD, ABPP, Director of Academic Programs - Thompson Center, Professor - Department of Health Psychology, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri







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